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League Freezes Member Dues as League Insurance Programs Distribute Combined $10 Million Dividend
Lansing, MI - The Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees unanimously approved freezing member dues for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
The decision, made during the League Board meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, comes after the League cut member dues by 12 percent for 2010-11, said League Board President Carol Shafto, Mayor of the City of Alpena.
The freeze, effective July 1, 2011, is part of the League's continuing effort to assist member communities financially. The freeze and 12 percent cut, combined with previous adjustments over the last seven years, have saved League members nearly 32 percent in dues.
In addition, the boards for the League’s two insurance programs (the Liability and Property Pool and the Workers’ Compensation Fund) recently voted to return a combined $10 million in member equity to current members of those programs. This is money that would have otherwise gone to out-of-state or out-of-country commercial insurers.
The board voted to approve the freeze during a meeting which took place at the League's annual Capital Conference in Lansing. Click here for more on the Conference.
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